Snorkeler drowns in waters off Maui

coast guard over background better

A 50-year-old man died Sunday, after emergency crews responded to a call of snorklers in distress.

It happened around 8:21 a.m.

Upon arriving, crews rescued four snorklers, one of which was unresponsive.

Emergency personnel attempted to administer CPR, but the unresponsive snorkler was pronounced dead shortly after.

The victim was identified as Mark Strickert of Austin, Tex.

The three remaining snorklers were transported to the hospital, one of them in critical condition.

The cause of death for Strickert has not been determined, and is pending autopsy results.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s